A. L. Kennedy

is a Scottish writer, academic and stand-up comedian. She has written 9 novels, six short story collections, three books of non-fiction and three books for children. She has won a variety of UK and international book awards, including a Lannan Award and the Costa Prize.


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Writing in opposition

A conversation on the politics of literature

When political points can be scored by tearing up children’s books that are deemed too tolerant, what is a writer to do? Should they become an activist?